ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (formerly ADD) is a neurological (something to do with the nervous system) condition which makes it hard for people to think before acting and/or speaking, pay attention, stay focused, and to sit still. Kids Health estimates that 8-10% of school aged children are affected.

Community Partners

You can contact the partners below to get more information and assistance.

  • CanLearn Society

    The CanLearn Society offers assessments and help for those with ADHD.
    100-1117 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 2M8
    Toll Free: 1-877-686-9300 Local: 403-686-9300

Web Content

For Parents

  • ADHD Families

    Developed by the CanLearn Society, ADHD Families offers a wealth of information and learning opportunities and information to support parents and their children diagnosed with ADHD. Between a page recommending assistive technology and a virtual library, you will have a lot at your disposal.

  • MyHealthAlberta

    MyHealth.Alberta is provided by the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. Use the search bar to find information about ADHD.

  • About Kids Health - ADHD

    The SickKids Hospital in Toronto has a health information site, which includes information about ADHD.

  • ADHD Information

    Created and developed by Annick Vincent, physician-psychiatrist, Attention Deficit-Info is dedicated to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Available in English and French.


    CHADD is a North American ADHD support group for parents of children with ADHD and adults with ADHD. It has information about understanding ADHD and includes webinars for parents and caregivers.

  • PANDA du Québec

    PANDA was created to respond to the needs of parents living with children with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. Over the years PANDA has expanded its services to include information about ADHD over the lifespan in adolescence and adults with symptoms. Available in English and French.

For Kids and Teens

  • KidsHealth

    KidsHealth has articles written and reviewed by doctors about ADHD for kids and teens.

  • ADHD Kids Rock

    The ADHD Kids Rock! website was created by a 15-year-old youth with ADHD, living in Langley, BC who wanted to provide a resource for other youth who have ADHD. This website has a youth forum and blog and is geared directly to youth with ADHD.

For Professionals


    CADDAC or the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada is a national, non-profit, umbrella organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada. Their website is full of information about ADHD for children, teenagers, and adults which CADDAC hopes will support those affected by ADHD.


    The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance or CADDRA is non-profit multi-disciplinary alliance of healthcare professionals working to support individuals with ADHD and their families. Their vision states that they aim, 'to improve the quality of life and reduce the suffering of patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families while maximizing their potential across the lifespan.' Visit their website for current information targeted at educators, adults, parents, children, and adolescents.

Book List

These resources are available to borrow in the Family Library. You can also check with your local library to see if they are available.

Kids and Teens with ADHD

You can download, print, and share this PDF or our Destiny Collection List.

Kids and Teens

Caregivers of Children and/or Teens with ADHD

You can download, print, and share this PDF or our Destiny Collection List.


Generously supported by the Owerko Family Fund for Brain Health through the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

Thank you to both our friends at the Calgary Public Library, Child Development Services, the CanLearn Society, and to Dr. Lemay for their contributions.

Current as of: Aug 24, 2022

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